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    Reloading Scales

    I'm needing new scales. What would you guys recommend?

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    There are quite a few on ebay much cheaper then new. I just bought a nice older pacific scale for $26.

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    Start with a good balance beam type scale.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Colorado Cowboy View Post
    Start with a good balance beam type scale.
    I have a Lyman that my Dad gave me when I was 15......57 years ago! Still works great, really nothing to go wrong with them. You just have to remember to level them each time you set them up. Even tho I don't use mine much, I still use it to check my digital electronic scale occasionally. Still have the original box it came in too.
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    WOW Not the answer I was expecting. The Balance Beam style is accurate enough?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Raider View Post
    WOW Not the answer I was expecting. The Balance Beam style is accurate enough?
    Accurate to I/10 of a grain. I am not going to argue with BB & UH because I too have a RCBS chargemaster. It is way faster and stores loading data for you. BUT....if you are on a budget, a balance scale is far cheaper. you really don't need any scoops or tricklers either. You and use a small kitchen measuring spoon. Yes it is slower, but far cheaper.

    Hornady is 59.95 and the RCBS will set you back over 350.00 Just sayin...............
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    Quote Originally Posted by Colorado Cowboy View Post
    Accurate to I/10 of a grain. I am not going to argue with BB & UH because I too have a RCBS chargemaster. It is way faster and stores loading data for you. BUT....if you are on a budget, a balance scale is far cheaper. you really don't need any scoops or tricklers either. You and use a small kitchen measuring spoon. Yes it is slower, but far cheaper.

    Hornady is 59.95 and the RCBS will set you back over 350.00 Just sayin...............
    CC certainly knows his stuff when it comes to reloading.
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    Get an RCBS 5-0-5 Beam Scale and if you take care of it it will last 3 lifetimes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Topgun 30-06 View Post
    Get an RCBS 5-0-5 Beam Scale and if you take care of it it will last 3 lifetimes.
    +1 It seems like I've been using mine forever!

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    Probably more accurate. There really isnt anything to go wrong on them if they are 1/2 way taken care of. Not that electronic scales arent accurate too but there just isnt much that can go wrong on a balance scale.

 

 

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